Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ For his career, the former Colorado State product hastallied 495 tackles, 46.5 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, fivefumble recoveries, one interception and 25 passesdefensed. “I think that he brings a known quantity to the team, andhe’s a hard worker,” Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt saidof Haggans. “I think he sets a good example for the youngplayers. “He knows the defense; it’s good to have those kind ofguys back, competing.”Haggans figures to take on more of a leadership role thisseason, helping young linebackers like Sam Acho andO’Brien Schofield, both of whom the team is going to relyon heavily this season.“It’s a flattering thing, kind of makes you feel old in away, but there’s no rocking chair in front of my lockeryet,” Haggans said of his role. “So, just take it and rollwith it.”Haggans joined the Cardinals in 2008 following eightseasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team released linebacker Broderick Binns to make roomfor Haggans. Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to thisreport Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Cardinals announced Tuesday they have re-signedveteranlinebacker Clark Haggans to a one-year contract, accordingto a release from the team.“I’m just excited to be back running around with the boys,and just sweating and getting sunburned,” Haggans joked.“I’m very fortunate, very happy, and back at work.”Haggans, 35, started all 16 games for the Cardinals lastseason, registering 54 tackles, three sacks, three passesdefensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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